Be advised that as of January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in Richmond is $13.41/hour. The minimum wage will also rise again on January 1, 2019, to $15.
Details in the following PDF file, or visit HERE for more details.
Mayor Tom Butt’s Special Business Roundtable is just one week away! Register for his final Business Roundtable of 2017, taking place on October 26th at Noon at The Shops at Hilltop. The event will take place in the mall’s community room, located on the second floor near the old JC Penney store.
The event will feature a presentation by the new owner-group of The Shops, LBG Real Estate, a branding and marketing presentation by Mayor Butt, an introduction of new mall tenants and a tour of the shopping center. Join us as we take a look into the future of The Shops and the branding of the Richmond community.
Admission to the Business Roundtable is $15. All proceeds go towards the Mayor’s Community Fund. Lunch is included with your registration. Follow the link to RSVP:https://fundraise.richmondcf.org/richmond/events/mayor-tom-butts-business-roundtable-luncheon/e148482
See you at The Shops at Hilltop!
A lot of people don’t know what the mayor does or even what the mayor can do. Many think the position is like a czar (“You’re the mayor, aren’t you; make it happen!”). Many people who want to develop a project in Richmond or want to sell an idea or a product to the City think the mayor is where you start. Lots of people just have a complaints, usually about streets, potholes, weeds, trash, junk cars, squatters, barking dogs or roosters, and the mayor’s office is easy to find and always accessible – physically, by phone or by email. We also provide a Community Resource Guide to help people find the department or service they need.
After over two years, even I am still learning what the mayor does, could do and should do. I hope this sheds a little light for those who are interested enough to read it. (READ MORE)
The Council of Industries Of West Contra Costa County
Invites you to our
WEDNESDAY – MARCH 15TH
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Come and meet newly elected
CITY OF RICHMOND COUNCIL MEMBERS
BEN CHOI AND MELVIN WILLIS
Enjoy a roundtable discussion with our newly elected councilmembers – we are asking each representative to please provide a 2 min highlight of your business, what you do, # of employees, # living in Richmond and West County, your community and neighborhood outreach programs. Feel free to bring company brochures and handouts.
Date: Wednesday – March 15th
Place: Hotel Mac – Upstairs Banquet Room
[50 Washington Ave, Pt. Richmond]
$40 Members $45 NonMembers
RSVP online now, or
Bring a check made out to “COI” or pay with a credit card at the event.
Date: Tuesday 2/6
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: City Council Chambers ( 440 Civic Center Plaza)
Nat Bates: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jovanka Beckles: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Gayle McLaughlin: email@example.com
Jael Myrick: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Vinay Pimple: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
|I.||CITY COUNCIL CONSENT CALENDAR|
|I-5.||AUTHORIZE the City Manager’s Office to enroll in the National Research Center’s National Citizen Survey Program in order to conduct a 2017 survey of City of Richmond residents at a cost not to exceed $30,000 – City Manager’s Office (Bill Lindsay 620-6512).|
|I-8.||INTRODUCE an ordinance (first reading) amending Richmond Municipal Code Section 2.50 (Business Opportunity Ordinance) to extend the expiration date to December 31, 2020 – Employment and Training Department (Sal Vaca 307-8006).|
Added a small business incentive component to City of Richmond Projects. This extends the expiration date of the ordinance.
|I-9.||ADOPT an ordinance (second reading) adjusting and setting the fees as outlined in the proposed Richmond Fire Department Prevention Services Division Fee Schedule – Fire Department (Chief Adrian Sheppard 307-8161).|
“The proposed Fee Schedule adjusts user fees by the Employment Cost Index (ECI), based on an inflation factor of 1.02445%. Many of the fees increased in July 2016.
The amounts reflected in the proposed Fee Schedule were adjusted in an effort to more accurately collect at a rate commensurate with the City’s costs in providing services.
An analysis was performed by taking evaluating the number of hours and related expenses required to complete each service. ” See two attachments.
|J-1.||HOLD a public hearing; ADOPT a resolution certifying the Richmond Bay Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (State Clearinghouse #2014092082), adopting a Statement of Overriding Consideration, Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and approving a General Plan Amendment; and INTRODUCE an ordinance (first reading) repealing the Knox-Cutting Specific Plan, adopting the Richmond Bay Specific Plan, and approving a Zoning Map Amendment – Planning and Building Services Department (Richard Mitchell/Lina Velasco 620-6706).|
|K-1.||ADOPT a resolution of the Richmond City Council in response to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election: REAFFIRMING support for our sanctuary policies, CONDEMNING violence, hate crimes, and hate speech against all those targeted for their ethnicity, race, religion, disability and/or sexual orientation, and REEMPHASIZING our commitment to combat climate change – (Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin 620-5431, Councilmember Jovanka Beckles 620-6568, and Vice Mayor Eduardo Martinez 620-6593).|
|M.||COUNCIL AS A WHOLE|
|M-2.||REVIEW the fiscal year 2016-17 first quarter operating and capital improvement budget and APPROVE the proposed fiscal year 2016-17 budget adjustments – City Manager and Finance Department (Bill Lindsay/Belinda Warner 620-6740).|
Your annual participation makes this event the number one networking event in West Contra Costa County every year. If you missed it, please plan ahead for 2017! It’s not too early to become a sponsor (contact Katrinka Ruk for details – firstname.lastname@example.org)